| Sep 22, 2010
| 11:46 AM
"The Great Depression: A Diary"
By Benjamin Roth
An account of living during the Great Depression as told by Benjamin Roth, born in New York in 1894. After the market crash in 1929, Roth began to write about American economic life as a means to make...
| Sep 26, 2010
COMEDY IN A MINOR KEY
Translated from the German by Damion Searls
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 136 pp., $22
THE DEATH OF THE ADVERSARY
Translated from the German by Ivo Jarosy
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 208 pp....
| Feb 27, 2011
| 6:04 PM
There's no way to watch "The Diary of Anne Frank" without feeling a knot in the pit of your stomach as the performers take the stage.
"They were real people," a mournful voice says in your head. "They suffered terribly and undeservedly and then met a...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 4:14 PM
The questioner reads evenly from a script.
"Please give me your name and your age."
"My name is Sameh Eldesoky and I am 21 years old."
Eldesoky sits back, hands on his knees, trying to relax, trying to forget that a tiny microphone is clamped to the...
| Aug 14, 2011
I make books. That's what I do.
I made my first book about 17 years ago, a feat I consider a miracle. On a whim I took a class on making cased-in books with hard spines, and when I looked at the finished product I was astounded, as if I'd made a car with...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 1:19 PM
Salisbury-Elk Lick students from grades eight and nine took a trip to Washington D.C. to tour the Holocaust museum on Nov. 4.
The Blanche Beerman Memorial Holocaust Trip Fund, in conjunction with The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, funded the...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 8:25 PM
Three weeks ago Hedy and I took a train into Amsterdam's main station, then walked 20 minutes to Prinsengracht 263, a nondescript address next to a canal in the Dutch capital.
Entering the building, we slipped behind a bookcase and into a secret world....
| May 15, 2011
The Long-Shining Waters by Danielle Sosin (Milkweed Editions: 288 pp.,
$24.) You don't see writing like this often, so infused with an intimate relationship to nature, certainly not in debut novels. It may be that with nature shrinking away from us,...
| May 22, 2011
In the picture, I am probably 10 years old. I'm wearing blue jeans and a bright red sweater, and I'm perched on the stump of a redwood tree, surrounded by a forest of the same. On my lap, I hold an open book. My head is bowed, long blond hair studiously...
| May 21, 2011
| 7:20 PM
Do you want to treat yourself to great theater for a truly modest price? Get tickets for the upcoming production of "The Hiding Place," based upon Tim Gregory's original adaptation of the autobiography by Corrie ten Boom.
The show will be performed at...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 9:23 PM
Hans Keilson was a newly minted physician in the mid-1930s when the persecution began. As a Jew in Hitler's Germany, he was stripped of the right to practice medicine. A writer, he soon lost that identity too: His autobiographical first novel was pulped...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 7:14 PM
Like their contemporaries, the Frank family of nearby Amsterdam, the Ten Booms of Haarlem, Holland, who weren't Jewish, were persecuted for providing refuge to Jews duringWorld War II.
Another contrast: While Anne Frank's words survived via her famous...